Fly like a Hawk with Birdly
Who needs a flying car when you can take flight with your own wings? A team from the Zurich University of the Arts touched down at the Exploratorium at After Dark on August 7th, 2014 with Birdly, their interactive 3D full-body virtual reality experience in which visitors flew through a 3D model of San Francisco, embodying a virtual Red Kite, a bird of prey similar to a hawk, using full-motion controls powered by their arms and hands.
A diagram of the movement of the Moon around the Earth (seen here) and a recipe for invisible ink await you in Mary Smith’s Commonplace Book. Help us make Mary’s journal of scientific inquiry more accessible by becoming a digital volunteer at the Smithsonian Transcription Center.